My son has come on tour a bunch and he’s asked why I get to say bad words on stage but he can’t. I don’t expect my kid to never curse or to say a bad word. My goal is to try and explain to him that there are places where you can say stuff and there are places where you can’t say stuff. I put it…
The other day I was driving my son and his friend, and they were in the car seats in the back. Jack turned to his friend and said, ‘did you know that there’s bad words?’ and his friend said, ‘what do you mean?’ and he said, ‘well, words like hate, and shit, and fuck, and fucking, and fuck you, and shut up… you’re not supposed to say those things.’ And I just smiled like, that’s my kid.
—Mark Hoppus (The Other F Word)
We were driving around in Los Angeles and a blink song came on. I said, ‘Check it out, blink-182 on the radio!’ and he said, ‘Yeah, that’s cool, but you’re not in my top three.’ He likes Metric, Vampire Weekend, and Silversun Pickups. He’s a bit of a little hipster.
My son asked me one time, ‘Some guys have girlfriends and some girls have boyfriends, but do boys sometimes have boyfriends?’ I said, ‘Yeah, all kinds of people love different kinds of people. And that’s the world we live in.’
—Mark Hoppus (via holdonrecklessabandon)